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Grants to tell the stories and conserve places that define Mt Eccles/Lake Condah area

Federal Environment Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP congratulated 30 community groups and organisations across Australia, including Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, who will receive funding.

These grants are part of a $1.4 million commitment by the Australian Government to provide opportunities for community groups to celebrate places of national significance in their communities which are recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List, Mr Hunt said.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation will receive $11,000 to develop a smartphone app that will provide information to visitors at selected locations along the Budj Bim national heritage landscape.

This project will help promote wider community awareness of one of the 103 places listed on Australia’s National Heritage List.

It also provides an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate a local place of historic national significance, Mr Tehan said.

Places on Australia’s National Heritage List have been recognised for helping to define our nation’s historic, natural and Indigenous culture.

I encourage people to visit these sites and learn about the places that tell their part of the story of our unique and diverse heritage, Mr Hunt said.

Further information about Community Heritage and Icons Grants is available at www.environment.gov.au/community-heritage-icons-grants

Media contact: Cate Mercer-Grant 03 5572 1100 or 0408 564 232

cate.mercer-grant@aph.gov.au

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